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Are your sprinkler heads straight?

July 10, 2023by Peter Hudson

When your spray heads are off you will have coverage problems and uneven distribution of water. Here are our top 5 reasons to get them straight. Straightening heads in yard sprinkler systems is very important for several reasons:

1. Uniform Coverage: Straight heads ensure uniform coverage of water across the desired area.

When the heads are aligned in a straight line, they distribute water evenly, preventing dry spots or overwatering. This is particularly crucial for maintaining the health and appearance of lawns, gardens, and other green spaces.

2. Efficient Water Distribution: Straight heads maximize the efficiency of water distribution.

They are designed to deliver water in a specific pattern and radius. When the heads are properly aligned, they work together seamlessly to provide complete coverage without wasting water by spraying onto non-target areas like sidewalks, driveways, or buildings. When your head is not straight, the Houston wind will make coverage an issue.

3. Avoiding Obstructions: Straight heads help avoid obstructions that can interfere with the water flow.

When the heads are installed in a straight line, there is less chance of them getting blocked or impeded by obstacles such as trees, shrubs, fences, or other landscaping features. This ensures consistent water distribution without interruptions. See the picture of this crooked head that is being obstructed. There are plenty of water saving tips and avoiding obstructions is a good place to start.

4. Ease of Maintenance: Straight heads make maintenance tasks easier.

When the heads are aligned in a straight line, it simplifies the process of adjusting, repairing, or replacing individual sprinkler heads. It allows for better access and reduces the time and effort required for maintenance, saving both money and resources.

5. Aesthetic Appeal: Straight heads contribute to the aesthetic appeal of a yard.

They create a neat and organized appearance, enhancing the overall visual appeal of the landscape. By ensuring that the heads are aligned correctly, you can maintain a clean and professional look for your sprinkler system.
Overall, straightening your heads in a yard sprinkler system is important for achieving efficient water distribution, maintaining uniform coverage, avoiding obstructions, facilitating maintenance, and enhancing the visual appeal of your landscape. Please feel free to call 281-494-3700 or click here to schedule a professional, licensed, sprinkler technician to come out  to straighten your heads.

Peter Hudson


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